Saturday, 11 September 2010

Out Live Your Life

I had never read a Max Lucado book, but I'm so glad that I started with Outlive Your Life. This book is a call to get off the couch, to care about someone beyond yourself, and change the world. The book also centers on the 120 people who helped form the early church in the first 12 chapters of Acts, and helps us to realize that they changed the world for the Lord even though they were ordinary people... like us, but they had the courage to follow God's call.

I really enjoyed this book, and have found myself pondering its points during my day-to-day life. I appreciate how Lucado has made the early Christians come alive, and be relatable to my life today. I was certainly encouraged by this book, and am so very thankful for it. Also included at the back of the book is a lengthy discussion guide, covering each chapter in depth.

I believe this will be a great book for small groups to discuss, but is also valuable for personal reflection.

 I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.



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4 comments :

  1. Hello, I am Kelly and I found you through the weekend Bloghop. I am now a follower and can totally relate because I too I have anxiety issues!I am glad I found ya, come by and visit me sometime!

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  2. I haven't read this book but I love his children books.

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  3. I have long been a fan of Lucado! I read lots of his daily devotionals and my kids have them to. I also have a "everyday of the year" type journal which I have been uing for many years. When I feel so inclided I pick it up flip to the date and add an entry. Its also nice to look back at how I was feeling over the years.

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  4. I really loved Outlive Your Life and found it very inspirational! I'm sharing a copy with a friend today! I also wrote a review of it here: http://fablefreak.wordpress.com

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